Birds of the Pacific Northwest (A Timber Press Field Guide)

Birds of the Pacific Northwest” is an essential companion for bird enthusiasts and nature lovers residing in or visiting the Pacific Northwest. This comprehensive field guide, authored by John Shewey and Tim Blount, is a treasure trove of information, offering vivid descriptions and detailed photographs that make identification a breeze. The book is meticulously organized, with over 400 bird species beautifully illustrated, accompanied by range maps and information on habitat, diet, and vocalizations. Its user-friendly format, durability, and the inclusion of both common and scientific names cater to both novice birdwatchers and seasoned ornithologists. The guide not only serves as an identification aid but also encourages conservation and appreciation of the region’s rich avian diversity. Its portable size is perfect for field excursions. However, some may find the range maps a bit small for quick reference. Overall, “Birds of the Pacific Northwest” is a well-researched, indispensable resource that enriches the birding experience in this biologically diverse region.

Facts About This Field Guide

Q: What regions does “Birds of the Pacific Northwest” cover?

A: The guide covers bird species found in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and parts of British Columbia.

Q: Is this field guide suitable for beginners?

A: Yes, it’s designed to be accessible to beginners, with clear photos and descriptions aiding in bird identification.

Q: How many bird species are included in the guide?

A: There are over 400 bird species detailed in the book.

Q: Does the book include information on bird calls?

A: Yes, it provides information on vocalizations for each species.

Q: Are there photographs or illustrations of the birds?

A: The guide features high-quality photographs that showcase the details needed for identification.

Q: Can I find information about bird habitats in this guide?

A: Yes, the book includes detailed descriptions of the habitats where each bird species can be found.

Q: Is the book portable enough to carry on bird-watching trips?

A: The guide is designed to be field-friendly and portable, though some may find it a bit heavy for long treks.

Q: Does the guide discuss bird conservation issues?

A: While its primary focus is identification, the book does touch upon conservation topics relevant to the species included.

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